Living overseas, one of my joys is receiving mail!
My Mum chose this card 'Family Gathering' by Mary Kilvert
to send to us - as she knew our family would all be together at Christmas!
It was a bit like this picture!! We had a lovely time!
I appreciate everything that comes to our letterbox but in particular I like the handmade items!
This shows a selection of the handmade cards we received.
I was very taken with the one made by my niece and her little boy:
I have seen quite a few 'finger-printed' cards around recently - so I thought I would have a go!
This is my version...
This was a tiny textured card base - the red circles were also textured paper. I used cream cardstock to print with red and brown inks.
I used black and brown Promarkers to add the features.
I think I prefer my niece and great-nephew's robins!!
Anyway, a bit of fun!
I then decided to have some more fun -
using the Brushless Watercolour Technique as advocated by Tim Holtz.
I made this tag according to Tim Holtz 101.
Then I decided to try it with two different stamps...
I was quite pleased with the results especially the poinsettia!
These then became the following Christmas cards - I mean to have a whole stack made come November!
Both these cards could be submitted to CHNC's Challenge 158 as in each case I have upcycled something...
This beautiful double bow came on one of the Christmas cards to us - I pinched it!
I am going to submit this to CHNC Challenge 158
CHNC extra January Challenge
Holly Jolly Christmas Challenge - ribbon or lace
Some friends came round bearing cake - the box was tied with this twine - the same colours as Distress Ink watercolours!! The sentiment was cut from an old Christmas card.
I am submitting this to
Merry Monday Challenge - ribbon/twine